Published Work


Joseph Pike: the happy Catholic artist
Kibworth: Matador, 2017
ISBN 978 1788037 778

A Carnal Medium: fin-de-siècle essays on the photographic nude
Portsmouth: Callum James Books, 2012
ISBN 978-0957450103


“A Monk of Magdalen: Abbot Oswald Hunter-Blair OSB”, Magdalen College Record 2018

“The Curse of the Camera Fiend”, Picture Postcard Monthly No.473 (September 2018)

“Mad Dogs and Englishmen’: Hydrophobia, Europhobia and National Tensions in The Mad Death (BBC Scotland, 1983)”     – International Journal of Scottish Theatre and Screen 11:1 (May 2018)

“Beacons of Light, Towers of Darkness: Lighthouses in Movies.” – Lighthouse Digest 24:2 (March-April 2015)

“Island Story: the life of Paris Singer.” – Taste of Singer Island, No.1 (April 2014)

“Horatio Ross: a Scottish Pioneer.” – Photographica World No.145 (Autumn 2013)

“Pugilist Parson: the strange tale of Radford of Lapford.” – Vintage Script Issue 11 (Autumn 2013)

“Egyptology and Photography: Two Founding Fathers.”    –  Ancient Egypt Vol.13, No. 6, Issue 78 (June-July 2013)

“Shadows of the Truth: the Photography of James Graham (1808-69)”   – Studies in Photography (2011)

“Gundulf – Monk, Bishop and Founder of Malling Abbey”  – Pluscarden Benedictines No. 145 (Spring 2008)

“Out of the Shadows: Iván Szabó (1822-58), a forgotten ‘photographic luminary’” –  Studies in Photography (2008)

“Some Macphails and Ardchattan”  – The Clan Chattan Journal (2007)

“The History of the Pluscarden Benedictines”  – St Austin’s Newsletter (December 2007)

“A Visit to Mount Stuart” –  Pluscarden Benedictines No. 144 (Autumn 2007)

“Aelred Carlyle in Scotland” – Pluscarden Benedictines No. 142 (Easter 2007)

“‘The Delight of Their Existence’: the photography of Horatio Ross of Rossie (1801-86) –  Studies in Photography: (2006)

“Dom Odo Blundell OSB (1868-1943): A Different Kind of Historian” – Innes Review 56:1 (2005)

“From Nelson to Anson” –  Pluscarden Benedictines No. 136 (Summer 2005)

“The Prior and the Poet” –   Pluscarden Benedictines No. 134 (Christmas 2004)

“Leslie Converts and Religious” – Scalan News 29 (Nov 2004)

“A Distiller’s Tale” – Pluscarden Benedictines No. 133 (Summer/Autumn 2004)

“The Native Tradition: St Gildas” – Pluscarden Benedictines No.133 (Summer/Autumn 2004)

“Pluscarden and the Bishops of Aberdeen” – Pluscarden Benedictines No. 131 (Winter 2003/4)

“A Good Deal of Calotyping” –  Pluscarden Benedictines No. 130 (Autumn 2003)



Book and Exhibition Reviews

“Testing New Opinions and Courting New Impressions: New Perspectives on Walter Pater”, British Association for Victorian Studies 18:3 (Dec 2018)

“Novelty Fair: British visual culture between Chartism & the Great Exhibition” Early Popular Visual Culture (2017)

“The Victorian Parson”, British Association for Victorian Studies 16:3 (2016)

“Eyewitness: Hungarian Photography in the 20th Century.” Royal Academy of Arts,  Studies in Photography (2011)

“The Cameron Collection: An Album of 19th century photographs of Moidart and Arisaig taken by Christian Cameron of Inverailort (1859-1941)”-  Pluscarden Benedictines No. 144 (Autumn 2007)

“Art and Devotion in Late Medieval Ireland” (Dublin, 2006) – Pluscarden Benedictines No. 142 (Easter 2007)

“A Cairn of Small Stones” by John Watts (Mungo Books, 2006)  – Pluscarden Benedictines No. 142 (Easter 2007)

“John Henry Newman: Fifteen Sermons Preached Before the university of Oxford” (OUP, 2006) – Pluscarden Benedictines No. 141 (Christmas 2006)

“Researching Your Graveyard” (Historic Scotland, 2005)  –   Pluscarden Benedictines No. 136 (Summer 2005)

Articles (Web)
Anton Walbrook at the Bill Douglas Museum  (September 2010)
Photography at the Bill Douglas Centre (February 2012)

“Shadows from the East” – Raus Untoten, Volume Three (due for publication 2018?)
“Flesh” – in Your Worst Fears Confirmed (1991)
“Electro-Elateridae Eldritch” – in Your Worst Fears Confirmed (1990)

Exhibitions Curated

Anton Walbrook: Star and Enigma (Bill Douglas Cinema Museum, 6 March – 30 June 2013)
Rudolf Schlesinger: a display of documents to commemorate the 25th anniversary of his death on 11 November 1969 (Glasgow University Library, 11 November 1994 – 6 January 1995)

Conference Papers and talks

The Modern Day Monks of Milton Abbas – Milton Abbas Local History Society, 6 December 2017

Ministers of ‘the Black Art’: the hybrid identity of the clergyman-photographer – Exeter University College of Humanities, Postgraduate Research Conference, 12 June 2017

Photography and Film: Ways of Seeing the World –  The Bill Douglas Cinema Museum, 20 October 2016
Co-delivered with Dr Phil Wickham, Curator of the Museum

Moving Images, Still Photography – PCCGB SW Group, Lacock Village Hall, 17 July 2016
Discussing the depiction of photography – and photographers – in the movies, from the silent era to the present day.

Horatio Ross: Scottish pioneer of photography – PCCGB SW Group, Ruishton, 8 September 2013
Illustrated talk on Scottish photographer, MP and deerstalker Horatio Ross (1801-86)

Walbrook’s Royal Waltzes: Anton Walbrook as Prince Albert (The British Monarchy on Screen, Senate House, University of London, 23 November 2012)